Mission statement

We foster an open design community for multiple stakeholders (policy, industry, academy and society) to share and develop knowledge (ideas, methods, tools and prototypes) on the interaction between human, technology and nature through a playful and safe environment for design research

Vision statement

To be design-driven pioneers in shaping sustainable futures (for everyday life), fostering a circular and inclusive society, empowering the human-technology-nature synergy.


  1. Innovation and Creativity: Encouraging novel approaches and thinking outside conventional boundaries.
  2. Crafting and Shaping: Envision ideas by making them tangible (prototyping).
  3. Aesthetics and Harmony: Embrace the beauty in design, less is more.
  4. Sustainability and Circularity: Commitment to environmental responsibility and promoting sustainable practices.
  5. Inclusivity and Empathy: Fostering an environment that embraces diverse perspectives and inclusiveness in design.
  6. Collaboration and Openness: Valuing teamwork and the synergy of different disciplines to enrich research outcomes.
  7. Quality and Impact: Striving for quality in research that has real impact in practical applications.
  8. Entrepreneurship and Resilience: Failing is part of the journey to success